Utah State’s Logan Hammer earns Second-Team All-American Honors with 16th-place finish at the NCAA Championships

EUGENE, Ore. — Utah State sophomore athletics Logan Hammer finished 16th in the men’s pole vault with a clearance of 5.22 meters (17-1.5) and earned second-team All-American honors Wednesday night at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Hayward Field.

“He is not happy and not satisfied with the result he achieved today, but I hope that as the days go by he will be able to recognize what a special season he has had,” he said. Artie Gulden, said USU’s director of athletics and cross country. “He jumped over a foot higher than last year, made the NCAAs, second-team All-American and our first All-American in track and field since 2019.”

With his performance, Hammer becomes the first Aggie All-American since Sindri Gudmundsson earned first-team honors in the men’s javelin in 2019.

Hammer passed 5.07 meters (16-7.5) and cleared 5.22 meters (17-1.5) on his first attempt to finish 16th. He had the height to clear 5.37 meters (17-7.25) twice, but hit the bar on the way down.

“He landed on the bar and that’s one of the incredibly technical aspects of pole vaulting,” Gulden said. “You have to get everything right.”

Gulden said he is proud of Hammer’s example for the team and looks forward to his next two seasons with Aggie Blue.

“He set the standard for the rest of the team and showed the boys and ladies on the team that this was possible,” Gulden said. “We want to get kids to NCAAs and he’s leading the way.”

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NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships
Haywardveld | Eugene, Oregon | June 5, 2024

USU men’s results:
Pole vault –
16. Logan Hammer5.22 meters (17-1.5).


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